National / International News

Charity defends airport green tax

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 16:42
The conservation charity WWF Scotland cautions against moves to scrap Air Passenger Duty for departures from Scotland.

An unlikely naval battle remembered

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 16:41
Commemorating Britain's first naval defeat of World War One

The blind man leading the blind orchestra

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 16:32
The blind maestro leading an all-blind orchestra

'Men can end up mentally broken'

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 16:05
Movember turns its attention to men's mental health

England's unusual listed places

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 16:01
Zebra crossings to bus stations: unusual listed buildings

Are Corsica's days of militants and the mafia over?

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 16:01
Are Corsica's days of mafia and militants over?

Why should women change their names on getting married?

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 16:00
Why do wives take a man's name after marriage?

Love to Patrick

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 15:59
The official whose over-familiar letters infuriated his boss

European strikers are soft - Wenger

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 15:30
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says the decline of street football means Europe struggles to produce players like Alexis Sanchez.

The talented students denied funding

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 15:19
The students educated in British schools but denied student loans

On Eve Of Promotion, NYPD's Top Uniformed Official Resigns

NPR News - Fri, 2014-10-31 14:47

Philip Banks III was set to become Commissioner William Bratton's deputy. The reasons for his abrupt resignation are not clear.

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VIDEO: One in five 'disillusioned' with politics

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 14:37
A poll for the BBC has found only one in five of those asked think the Westminster Parliament acts in their best interests, and as few as one in eight think the European Parliament does.

Ospreys 26-11 Connacht

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 14:36
Leaders Ospreys maintain their 100% start to the Pro12 season with a 26-11 win over Connacht at the Liberty Stadium.

Charles and Camilla end Colombia tour

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 14:35
The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall complete the final day of their tour of Colombia with a visit to the walled city of Cartagena.

A 19th Century Novel Explains Quantitative Easing

NPR News - Fri, 2014-10-31 14:34

This week, the Federal Reserve ended the quantitative easing program. Author John Lanchester says Anthony Trollope's 19th century novel The Way We Live Now clarifies the current financial situation.

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VIDEO: Junior doctor admits child sex abuse

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 14:32
A junior doctor working in paediatrics has admitted online child grooming and sexually abusing boys as young as 12.

Bigger teams have agenda - Fernley

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 14:29
The owners of F1 and leading teams have an "agenda" that is causing smaller teams to go out of business, a team boss has said.

With Mexican Students Missing, A Festive Holiday Turns Somber

NPR News - Fri, 2014-10-31 14:21

The Day of the Dead is a time when Mexicans remember loved ones with grand floral tributes. But the atmosphere is downbeat in the state of Guerrero, where 43 students are still missing.

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Labour 'to replace Lords with senate'

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 13:58
Ed Miliband says that Labour would replace the House of Lords with an elected senate if the party won the general election in May 2015.

Woolf steps down from abuse inquiry

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 13:58
Fiona Woolf is to step down as the head of an inquiry into historic child sex abuse, she has told the BBC.
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